Lost Cities Uncovered
From towns hidden under a hill to the possible site of the legendary Atlantis, Origins Explained examines eight mysterious lost cities that have recently been uncovered.
Among the archaeological gems is a small community in Antarctica, known as Little America. In October 1933, the first American post office in Antarctica was established at a base camp on the Ross Ice Shelf. Established in 1928 by U.S. naval officer Richard E. Byrd, the settlement even had its own newspaper.
But perhaps the most interesting site in this video is Akrotiri, located on the Greek island of Santorini. The port city was an important urban and trade center, boasted a sophisticated drainage system, elaborate architecture and even housed some of the world’s first indoor bathrooms. Because Akrotiri was so highly advanced, some scholars theorize it represents the lost city of Atlantis, mentioned in Plato’s writings. The city was eventually buried by the second-largest volcanic eruption in human history.ARVE Error: need id and provider